Posted in music on February 16, 2011

Brits

To quote Gothamist:

Following the Arcade Fire's win at the Grammys, it seemed like half the nation was asking: Who Is Arcade Fire? What started off as a post on BrooklynVegan, grew into its own Tumblr account, and by last night the band themselves caught wind of the meme. At the Brit Awards--while accepting one of their awards (they took home trophies for Best International Album and Best International Group)--Win Butler said, "We're called Arcade Fire--check it out on Google."
Full Brit winner list (Bieber and Mumford & Sons included) and some videos below...

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2011 BRIT WINNERS
Best British Male: Plan B
Best British Female: Laura Marling
Best British Single: Tinie Tempah - 'Pass Out'
Best British Breakthrough Act: Tinie Tempah
Best British Group: Take That
Best International Album: Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
Best International Male: Cee Lo Green
Best International Female: Rihanna
Best International Group: Arcade Fire
Best International Breakthrough Act: Justin Bieber
Mastercard Best British Album: Mumford and Sons: Sigh No More

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Comments (21)

That's cute that they call all the American winners "international."

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2011 3:13 PM

They also call anal "buggering..."

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2011 3:15 PM

OH WOW BROOKLYNVEGAN CREDITED, BIG SHOTS NOW! HAND THIS SITE A GRAMMY. DO YOU LIKE BROOKLYNVEGAN'S SEVEN AND A HALF INCHES? DO YOU LIKE BROOKLYNVEGAN'S SEVEN AND A HALF INCHES? Yeah bro, you're cool.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2011 3:21 PM

yeah, first time BV has ever been cited... idiot. apparently you don't read L magazine (who practically quote BV in every article) or pitchfork, or even MTV. shut up.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2011 3:25 PM

No, you shut up.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2011 3:40 PM

I wish arcade fire recognized the real BV meme... (The one that is tan in color)

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2011 3:42 PM

I heard that Arcade Fire wrote the lyrics to suburbs after they were introduced to hummus. In appreciation to those who first gave them hummus, they named their new album.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2011 3:45 PM

Totally off topic but the last time I saw Arcade Fire, Win and Regine were being this amazingly annoying couple who were not only talking instead of playing music the show but were talking about TMI info. Win kept asking her "Do you like my seven and a half inches? Do you like my seven and a half inches? Is it the biggest you've ever had?" Yeah bro you're cool.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2011 3:48 PM

It's nice to see bands like arcade fire and radiohead with differently-able singers, (thom york:downs syndrome, win butler: hydrocephalus) being treated just like normal bands.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2011 3:58 PM

fuck yalls... this band plays real music written without big shot producers. They deserve all the awards coming to them.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2011 4:33 PM

great week for music (Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem, Radiohead, Jeff Magnum) and best comments evar! 400+ on one thread?!?!

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2011 5:33 PM

>>fuck yalls... this band plays real music written without big shot producers. They deserve all the awards coming to them.

yeah, i have to agree with that. it's not so much an issue of whether or not you like their music. the fact is, they're a band of musicians who put out records that are meant to be heard as a whole and not chopped up as a collection of singles. they make music that'll still matter ten, twenty and fifty years from now. count on it. kanye west can sit on his 10.0 from pitchfork because that album won't mean shit in fifty years.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2011 6:08 PM

Arcade Fire/Godspeed You Black Emperor arena tour please. I would cry to hear GYBE through a massive soundsystem. PLEASE

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2011 6:10 PM

"Arcade Fire/Godspeed You Black Emperor arena tour please. I would cry to hear GYBE through a massive soundsystem. PLEASE"

seconded. or arcade fire/silver mt zion.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2011 9:44 PM

arcade fire farewell tour PLEASE!

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2011 10:46 PM

yeah dude, L magazine is really the big time!!!!!!!!!! hahaha

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2011 12:29 AM

That violinist is just absolutely useless live.

Posted by Crosseyed Sniper | February 17, 2011 1:26 AM

arcade fire is stupid Xian music and mumford and sons is the dave matthews band for hipsters

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2011 1:36 AM

OMG OMG OMG -- I REALLY LOATHE THE ARCADE DIRE!

Posted by ARCADE DIRE GUY | February 17, 2011 10:39 AM

ADG sez: THE ARCADE DIRE SUX

Posted by Arcade Dire Guy | February 17, 2011 10:40 AM

Arcade Dire still SUX

Posted by Arcade Dire Guy | February 17, 2011 10:43 AM

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